St John's Hospice

Last year Sue Ryder provided 105,000 hours of support to patients and their families across Bedfordshire.

Our care is free, but it costs us £3.7m per year to provide it, which equates to £10,000 per day!

What can I do to support Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Without the tireless fundraising of our supporters, we would not be able to continue to provide the care that we are so well known for.

Not only do our supporters raise a huge amount of money towards our services, they also help to spread the word about Sue Ryder so more people know about what we do and how we can help.

We urgently need more supporters to organise events and take part in fundraising challenges.

Fundraising for Sue Ryder is a great way to meet new people, help to develop your skills and ensure that we can continue to provide care to local families when they need us the most.

Our fundraising team is here to support you every step of the way and help you to achieve your fundraising goals.

What community events are happening in support of Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Looking for something to do with friends and family Bedfordshire whilst helping our Sue Ryder Nurses, care staff and support teams be there when it matters for local families?

Here’s a list of latest events right across the county being arranged by our amazing volunteers and supporters, helping to raise vital funds for our expert and compassionate care.

From coffee mornings to karaoke nights and from pub quizzes to musical performances or family fun-filled days out, there is something for everyone.

If you’d like to list details of your community event in support of our hospice here, please email Our fundraising team will be able to help make sure you get all the support and materials you need to hold a successful event too!

Community Fundraising Events 2019

Fundraising Crafts Day 
Saturday 14th September 2019, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Flitwick Village Hall
Details: Scrapbooking tables £15 (for a 6ft x 2ft table per person). Crafters and Lacemakers £5 per person sharing a table. There will be tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes provided during the day. Please provide your own packed lunch. If you're interested in attending, please email

Ampthill Car Show
Sunday 15th September 2019
Location: Stewartby Social Club
Details: Everyone is welcome. There will be a tombola, crafts stall, model car stall and live entertainment. For more information visit their Facebook Event page.

Annual Curry and Quiz Night 
Friday 11th October 2019, 7pm till late 
Venue: Bedfordshire Police Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston, MK43 9AX.
Details: Come along and enjoy a delicious curry by Blue Ginger and quiz. Tickets are £15 per person with a maximum team of 8 per team. There'll be an auction, silent auction and tombola along with a delicious curry.  For more information contact Fiona on 07887 636 791.

How can my business support Sue Ryder St John's Hospice?

Join the growing number of local businesses supporting our hospice through charity partnerships, sponsorships, creative fundraising and corporate volunteering opportunities.

When you support our hospice our professional fundraising team will work with you to create a personalised plan to meet your needs as a business.

For more information call 01767 642 412 or email

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!

Tel: 01767 642 412

Sue Ryder Nurse cuddles patient

Make a donation

£19 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can, while £60 could provide one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Make a donation because of the work of St John's Hospice.